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Painting the American Aspect

Created in the heart of the Great Depression the WPA supported thousands of artists thus some of the best scenes of the nation were created – some noble, some absurd – portraying the spirit of the 1930’s. 77 more words


Unmoving Images: Coney Island, Baby

The latest from Kait on still photography and slacking off:

Actually, I couldn’t think of anything photographically slackery. I mean, the nature of the medium is precise, lab-controlled, chemical-processed. 803 more words

Kait Ziskin

Reginald Marsh’s Coney Island

When the weather starts getting unbearable New Yorkers—Artstor staff included—flock to the boardwalks of Brooklyn’s Coney Island or Rockaway Beach in Queens.

This ritual is nothing new and was, in fact, one of the pet subjects of Reginald Marsh (1898 –1954), an American artist famous for his paintings of New York City in the ’20s and ’30s. 690 more words

Modern & Contemporary Art

‘Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York' at the New–York Historical Society

Like any sensible New Yorker, the mid-century American painter Reginald Marsh spent his summers at the beach. Three or four times a week in the 1930s, he would head to Coney Island, though he preferred work over leisure, setting up an easel and painting, often in a suit. 859 more words

New York Historical Society

A 1930s painter's coarse, crowded Coney Island

Social realist painter Reginald Marsh frequently depicted soldiers, sailors, floozies, burlesque dancers, moviegoers, bums, and other colorful characters that populated New York in the first half of the 20th century. 129 more words

Music, Art, Theater

"Tattoo and Haircut" on the Bowery

Tattoo parlors, sketchy barber shops, and shady characters hanging around an all-night Bowery mission are all part of painter Reginald Marsh’s “Tattoo and Haircut… 54 more words

Music, Art, Theater